The mandate given to the Capacity Building Sub Group which is chaired by the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE) by the 2nd Meeting of the H2020 Steering Group (Tunis, 16 June 2008) was to identify areas within the scope of H2020 (urban waste water, municipal solid waste and industrial emissions) where regional capacity building would add value.
The activities identified should be complementary and consistent with other initiatives in the Mediterranean region that may be tackling similar or related issues. They should build upon the results of earlier capacity-building programmes such as SMAP and complement activities carried out at national level and in national assistance programmes.
Two Sub Group meetings have taken place so far:
- 1st Meeting of the CB Sub Group, Rome, 9 December 2008
- 2nd Meeting of the CB Sub Group, Brussels, 25 June 2010
To support the CB Sub Group's work the ENPI Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/Mediterranean Environment Programme (H2020 CB/MEP) was launched in late 2009.